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Al Punto founders with performers at the Hispanic Heritage celebration in Ukiah
Victor Palomino
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December 02, 2022 — The Spanish-language newspaper Al Punto celebrates twelve years serving the community with information in Mendocino County and surrounding areas.Al Punto has a circulation of 5 to 10 thousand copies and is distributed in Mendocino County and parts of Lake county and Cloverdale in Sonoma County.For 12 years, Al Punto has been the source of vital information in Spanish during events such as forest fires, power outages and the COVID-19 pandemic.Al Punto has also become an organizer of events for the Latino community like the Children's Day and Hispanic Heritage Month.Al Punto will be celebrating its 12 anniversary during the month of December and can be found online in periodicoalpunto.com
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    November 10, 2022 -- Members of the Willits Teachers Union appeared at the November school board meeting for the Willits Unified School District to demand the need for a living wage. Under the slogan of "Professional Pay For Professional Services" the union members, parents and students packed Willits High School's media center to present their discontent with the current situation at the school district.
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    The Board of Supervisors declared a state of emergency related to tree mortality, in hopes of garnering state help to address forest and watershed health. Supervisors also agreed to prioritize one water project per district, hire a consultant, and outline the county staff time needed for each project. The cost remains uncertain.
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